Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Dr. Benjamin Schwartz: Not all patients want to reschedule; hospitals differ on guidance

    Orthopedic surgeon Benjamin Schwartz, MD, estimated that 85 percent of his patients wait-listed during elective surgery shutdowns still want to move forward. By Angie Stewart -
  2. Cincinnati Children's Hospital renames spine center after decorated surgeon

    The spine center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital has been renamed Crawford Spine Center in honor of its founding director Alvin Crawford, MD, according to The CCM Village News Blog. By Alan Condon -
  3. Globus Medical net profit down 21.9% in Q1, US sales up 7.4% — 6 things to know

    Orthopedic device company Globus Medical posted a first-quarter net profit of $25.9 million, representing a 21.9 percent decrease year over year. By Alan Condon -
  1. AAOS, Smith+Nephew & more: 4 spine, orthopedic partnerships in the past month

    Here are four spine and orthopedic partnerships that Becker's Spine Review has reported on in the past month: By Alan Condon -
  2. Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group expands into New York City

    Merrick, N.Y.-based The Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group on May 14 acquired New York City-based Healthcare Associates in Medicine. By Alan Condon -
  3. Orthopedic surgeon compensation hits $511,000: 6 takeaways

    Medscape released its Physician Compensation Report 2020, which included compensation and practice management information for orthopedic surgeons. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. How 3 spine surgeons see price transparency affecting the field

    Three spine surgeons discuss how they are preparing for price transparency and how it will affect the field. By Alan Condon -

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  1. Drs. Mark Drakos, Kirk Campbell & more: 6 orthopedic surgeons making the news

    Here are six orthopedic surgeons making headlines this week: By Alan Condon -
  2. Georgia hospital's $152M expansion featuring orthopedic floor remains on course despite pandemic

    Tift Regional Medical Center's $152 million expansion that will add an orthopedic floor remains on course for completion in fall 2021 as construction workers continue to work through the COVID-19 pandemic, WALB reports. By Alan Condon -
  3. NuVasive, Zimmer Biomet report Q1 numbers & more: 8 device company notes

    Here are eight key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies: By Eric Oliver -
  4. HD LifeSciences gains FDA clearance for lumbar interbody fusion system

    Spinal implant developer HD LifeSciences on May 12 achieved FDA 510(k) clearance for its Hive anterior lumbar interbody fusion system. By Alan Condon -
  1. 6 recent lawsuits in spine, orthopedics

    Six recent lawsuits involving spine and orthopedics: By Angie Stewart -
  2. Biggest safety challenges amid the return to elective surgeries — 5 spine, orthopedic surgeons discuss

    Five spine and orthopedic surgeons discuss where the biggest safety concerns lie for patients and staff during the return to elective surgeries. By Alan Condon and Laura Dyrda -
  3. Michigan providers sue governor over emergency declaration, aim to resume orthopedic surgery

    Four Michigan healthcare providers and a patient seeking a knee replacement filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer May 12 claiming that the state of emergency violates constitutional rights, Mlive reports. By Alan Condon -
  4. The 'new normal' in spine: 11 surgeon predictions

    Eleven spine surgeons answer the question: What will the 'new normal' look like in spine post-pandemic. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. How to sustainably resume elective total joints: A road map from Drs. Richard Iorio, William Healy & more

    A new paper in The Journal of Arthroplasty outlines six economic pillars required to successfully and sustainably restart elective orthopedic surgeries during the COVID-19 pandemic. By Angie Stewart -
  6. 'I haven't pulled the trigger': Texas orthopedic surgeon continues to postpone elective surgeries despite green light

    Orthopedic surgeon Randall Schulz, MD, is continuing to postpone elective surgeries despite Texas Gov. Greg Abbott loosening restrictions on nonemergent procedures in late April, Community Impact Newspaper reports. By Alan Condon -
  7. How COVID-19 has affected Medtronic, Stryker, Johnson & Johnson's shares over the last month

    Quarterly earnings reports boosted share value despite COVID-19 affecting the tail end of the fiscal quarter. By Eric Oliver -
  8. St. Louis orthopedic practice resumes select surgical procedures

    St. Louis-based Orthopedic Associates resumed performing scheduled, nonemergency orthopedic procedures at the Des Peres (Mo.) Square Surgery Center. By Eric Oliver -
  9. Aetna sued for policy switch excluding customized knee implants

    Aetna allegedly violated its duties under state law and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by suddenly refusing to cover customized total knee implants, according to a lawsuit filed May 8 in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. By Angie Stewart -

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